Gluten Free Lipstick, Pearls (eyeshadow that is) and Brushes – Everyday Minerals – Part 2

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This is Part 2 of a 2 part series. Catch up on Part 1 HERE.

After loving the foundations of Everyday Minerals, I was really excited to try the “accoutrements”:

Everything of Everyday Minerals is lab tested for gluten. In other words, with our current scientific knowledge there is no possible way it could be any safer. This makes me very happy. πŸ˜€

Lipstick

Currently, Everyday Minerals has 3 shades of gluten free lipstick, all of them pretty, neutral, easy to wear colors. At $7 a tube, they are very reasonably priced.

I tried the color “Between You & Me”, which is the brightest of the three. It’s a beautiful, raspberry-ish shade with excellent color payoff. Being a very natural hue, this is a lipstick you could wear with almost any kind of look.

Everyday Mineral lipstick’s staying power is quite decent, lasting through the day with a pretty average amount of touch ups. The natural oils and butters in the ingredients make this a delicious feeling lipstick to wear, moisturizing as it keeps your lips colored and perky throughout the day.

I don’t have any complaints about the color or performance of the lipstick. But I am not overly pleased with the packaging. It is, quite literally, one of the worst lipstick tubes I have ever seen. The thin plastic cracks easily, the twist mechanism is weak, the lid comes off too easily and it just feels cheesy. On top of that, the bullet cannot be twisted all the way down into the casing, forcing you to carefully replace the lid in order to avoid scraping the lipstick with the edge of the lid.

For the price, the color payoff, the safely gluten free status and the natural ingredients, the casing is probably a small consideration in the grand scheme of things. All things considered, this is a very good lipstick! What I might do, at some point, is get THIS and THIS and put the lipstick in my own palette. For a high quality lipstick at $7, it’s totally worth grabbing all three and doing just that.

Eyeshadows

Gazing through the color catalog of Everyday Mineral’s eyeshadows it like browsing through a candy store. Of chocolate. Like, really good chocolate. “I want that… And that… And that… And OMGOSH I need that too!!!” All the colors are beautiful shades that any gal could and would wear, no matter your skin tone and personal style.

The eyeshadows come in three types- Matte, Pearl and Shimmer. I got to try one of each.

In the gluten free makeup world, we have plenty of shimmers and mattes. They are gorgeous and we love them, but pearl shadows are oddly lacking. I don’t know why that is, but it can be frustrating when putting together a look and needing something that’s not SPARKLE!! or matte, but rather something in-between.
I really love the pearl shadow. It’s such a gorgeous sheen and the color is rich. It’s easy to put a ton of color on your lid and I kinda went overboard the first time I played with it. But who cares- it’s FUN! πŸ˜€

“Art Girl” is a delicious color, like plums in an evening mist. A powerful color, like the purple silk of queens. It made me feel feminine and fierce to wear it. Which may just be me, but it was an awfully nice feeling. lol
It’s easily destined to be one of my absolute favorite eyeshadows.

 

For the shimmer, I got to try “I Do Declare”. A luscious, chocolate shade, again with excellent color payoff.
Now, y’all know I’ve seen my fair share of shimmer eyeshadows. I like them, I really do, and I have my favorites among them of course. But for the most part, it’s tough to find a shimmer eyeshadow that’s truly different.

This, my friends, is truly different.

The amount of shimmer in here is unique, having just enough to sparkle well, but not look like your eyes are encrusted with jewels. Believe me, I like jewel encrusted eyes, but this shimmer is refreshingly toned down compared to some of my other fav shimmer shadows.

 

Matte “Rare Silk” is beautifully versatile, the kind of shade every gal who loves makeup should have in her kit. You can never go wrong with this neutral, soft, off-white, natural shade.

It can be used as highlight, as a “fixer” if you went too heavy with a color on accident, a base shade to put others on top of, or any number of things. It’s quite a workhorse color and does it’s job well.

 

All in all, I love these shadows. You’ll be seeing them in more Makeup Monday looks, I can tell ‘ya that! lol

 

Everyday Minerals Brushes

With sustainable bamboo handles and soft vegan bristles, these brushes look beautiful and are super eco-friendly. Personally, I love the feel of bamboo handles for anything. They warm to your hand, since it’s real wood and it just feels natural and soothing. There is something about natural materials that is more inviting than synthetic plastic.

Of course, having said that, the bristles on these are in fact synthetic, to line up with the vegan lifestyle. However, this is one area that I actually prefer synthetic. Many people have odd reactions to natural hair bristles and whether it’s an allergy to animal hair or a reaction to the chemicals used to clean that hair, we don’t always know. Also, synthetic bristles tend to be smoother and less itchy than most natural bristles I’ve tried.

I tried the Itahake brush and the baby flattop brush (from the jojoba base starter kit). For both of them, the bristles are super soft and the handle comfortable to hold. Considering that these are two of my biggest concerns with makeup brushes, I’m pretty happy with them in that department.

The Itahake is probably the most unique, interesting brush I’ve ever tried. The bristles are really too loose for applying foundation, as it doesn’t give you much to blend with. But the shape is really fun to apply blush with and we’ve been playing around using it for contouring. Those loose bristles are perfect for light applications of color over larger swatches of skin. The chiseled shape gives great control over where the color goes.

 

The baby flattop is a firmly packed brush, absolutely perfect for applying mineral foundation. Especially their jojoba base. Soft but with plenty of body and firmness to do the job well.

I’m super picky about my foundation brushes. Simply because with mineral foundations the right brush is vital to a perfect finish. I love the baby flattop. I see much use of it in my very near future. πŸ˜‰

 

I really like these Everyday Minerals brushes. They do the job well with comfort and super Eco-friendliness. What more could you want?

Overall, Everyday Minerals easily lives up to the hype.

Their products are high quality, affordable, beautiful and best of all, tested gluten free.

Go check ’em out, y’all!Β  Try beginning with the new starter kits (scroll down to find the listings) to find your true foundation shade.

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  • You know, I honestly have never heard of brushes having gluten in them before. I guess it makes sense though! My first thought would be to find natural, undyed bristles like the kind they sell at Whole Foods, but I can’t recall the brand name. There are a few, I believe… The packages talk about being natural and undyed though, so it shouldn’t be a problem to find them.

    • Krysten Hager

      I will have to check that out when I get to a Whole foods. I just ordered one from Afterglow to try it out. I swear gluten lurks everywhere

      • Never tried Afterglow’s brushes, but I have played with the ones from Everyday Minerals and liked those.

        I’d love to hear what you think of the Afterglow brushes! πŸ™‚

        • Krysten Hager

          I will let you know! Did the EM have any dye bleeding issues?

          • Krysten Hager

            I need to order stuff from EM so I think I’ll try an eye brush from them. Are their mineral makeups and blushes and stuff still all gf? After the NARS thing I worry–ha ha!

          • Yep, EM is still good. πŸ˜‰ I have their double-ended eye brush and use it ALL the time. Really enjoy using it!

          • Krysten Hager

            Good to know! I am trying some new shadow shades!!! So excited.